01 October, 2014 / Zilhaj 5, 1435

Ahmer Bilal Soofi

Internees must be prosecuted

If a detention framework does not lead to an effective prosecution framework militancy will never subside.

Legal aspects of operation

Groups being targeted by Operation Zarb-i-Azb must be treated as enemies by all institutions.

Inextricably linked

Court verdicts are often viewed as the state’s position.

Counterterrorism: the legal angle

THE federal government took the initiative to counteract terrorism, yet this step was taken without the inclusion of...

Legal case for dams

THE recently issued Kishanganga arbitration award has again proved what I have been saying all along: that by...

Ownership of oil & gas

A MOST fundamental change ushered in by the 18th Amendment is making the province an equal owner of oil and gas ...

Case for a new ATA

THE prime minister has taken some concrete legal steps to demonstrate his government’s commitments to counter...

US narrative and the law

THE PML-N government has taken a strong position on drones arguing that drone strikes are against international law....

Police law challenge

ONE of the most startling revelations during my brief tenure as federal law minister in the last caretaker ...

Legal face of the enemy

THE chief justice of Pakistan, during the hearing of several cases and on numerous other occasions, has referenced Article 5 of the constitution, which unequivocally demands loyalty and obedience to Pakistan’s state and constitution.

No legal regime for aid

EVEN with flood aid from various donors flowing into Pakistan, the government is not ready with any legal framework...

Pressure or obligation?

WE in Pakistan are quite allergic to American pressure and hate to be seen to be doing something that is in...

Accountability law & UN convention

IT was 2002 in Vienna that I took the floor while representing Pakistan during a UN ad hoc committee session ...

A defective document

FROM a strictly legal point of view, the UN report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is deficient. The manner ...

Indus treaty: Pakistan`s options

IT is believed that if India starts the construction of any dam or reservoir on the rivers flowing into Pakistan, ...

Implementing expectations

THE recent constitutional package, if it goes through, will truly be a milestone in the constitutional history of...

Concurrent List: some issues

ATTENTION must be drawn to a legal issue that may have international ramifications in the event that several items...

Water war with India?

THE tension relating to water resources held by India has heated up again and Pakistan has complained that India is...

Dr Afia`s case: legal options

THE jury of the Manhattan court found Dr Afia Siddiqui guilty of charges of attempted murder and convicted her. Now...